As a corporate employee, I had to endure the annual performance review process. I was often measured against goals related to my ability to deliver. Deliver a project by a given date, improve efficiency by x%, or some such measure.

The problem with giving people such goals is they will focus on achieving them. After all, getting a good rating in the annual performance review is usually the predecessor to your next raise or promotion path. So, don’t be surprised if people don’t collaborate effectively.

Rather than measuring people on meeting deadlines or revenue targets, why not measure them on how they helped to improve your team or organization? What might be different if you measure them on collaboration, higher morale, etc?

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